I’m so embarrassed. I’m so upset. It feels like a punch in the gut.
What I’m talking about is my murder mystery Sister Innocent. I had it professionally edited a few times. I thought it was a clean manuscript. I thought I didn’t have to worry about editing.
BUT I received a few reviews that wrote “good but editing” which shocked me. I was given the name of another proofreading editor and she edited the first two pages and there were problems, which upset me.
So, I’m going to have Sister Innocent edited again by someone new. I’m told she’ll do an excellent job. It’s very frustrating to have this done again, but no choice. I want you to judge my book on the story, not the editing.
Once the editing is completed, I will be re-publishing.
Please delete your copies of Sister Innocent.
When it’s ready, I will write and happily send everyone who downloaded a copy, a free epub or pdf version of the novel. Hopefully Amazon can send the new copy to everyone who had downloaded through them.
My heart is broken. I always thought I could pride myself on the editing. I’ve read through these books hundreds of times, but obviously my editor and I didn’t do a good job.
I’m so sorry. I should have had it edited better before I published.
Thanks for listening,
Starting today for two weeks, I’m doing a two-week giveaway promotion with Amazon and you can download Sister Innocent for free.
The murder mystery story takes place in a Toronto law firm, but it deals with the legal assistants, not the lawyers.
I worked in a number of law firms off and on for 9 years, and I always had trouble with the other secretaries. They made my life miserable because I wouldn’t gossip and sit in the lunchroom with them every day divulging everything about my life. (I went for a walk at lunchtime to clear my head and smoke a cigarette.)
So what does an author do when she doesn’t like someone? She brutally stabs them to death. Hence the plot line for the book.
You can download it here:
I thank you in advance.
p.s. I’d appreciate a review.
There is something you have to know. I can’t write a romance novel.
I had a story that fit the romance genre, and I wrote a few chapters which I sent to my editor. My chapters had problems so my editor recommended I read Romancing the Beat, Story Structure for Romance Novels by Gwen Hayes. It’s an excellent description on how to write a romance.
But I have to admit, I haven’t read any romances. It’s not a genre I enjoy so not really a good idea that I try to write one, but I had this idea about a young, factory worker who meets a handsome stranger on the bus. Once a guy sat down beside me on the bus and we ended up dating for a while.
I also worked in a factory in Sydney for 6 months in 1993 while I lived in Australia. When I came back to Canada, I wrote a few pages. I found the story a few months ago while looking through my documents file. It was still in wordperfect, and I thought I’d write a romance using those 2 stories.
There have been at least 4 different versions of the same first chapters. Each time I made an adjustment, I would send the chapters to my editor and Sarah sent them back with lots of comments. But the chapters didn’t improve. They got worse and worse with each version.. It wasn’t working out.
So I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t write romance.
I’m re-working Devouring Time. It’s getting a new title because it seems that title doesn’t convey what the book is about so Howard is working on that. I have a great cover designer and he’s working on a new cover. The present cover is just a stocked version. Since I’m getting all this done, I decided to read it over again.
Devouring Time has been completely rewritten. I get it back from the editor next week, and then I’ll have to read it over again. I’ll be sure to let you know when I’ll be re-publishing.
I’ve also been working on Locker Rooms. Again Howard said it’s a terrible title so it has a new title now: The Devil, Angels, and Demons, The Devil Wants His Lost Souls Back and Will Fight a Rogue Demon and the Chosen Woman to Get Them.
It’s also getting a real cover from my wonderful Greek designer. I re-read the book and sent it to my editor for another read through. I didn’t change much, but I did delete one scene because I had the main character getting busted for smoking marijuana which doesn’t make sense now because pot is legal in Canada.
I get the book back from Sarah on May 8th. I will then have to read through it and make any corrections. I will let you know when The Devil, Angels, and Demons will be re-released.
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about my telepathic children. The third book in the series has been started and I plan on working on it when the two books mentioned above are published.
I’m looking for reviews for my murder mystery Sister Innocent. I’d be happy to email you a pdf or epub version if you agreed to post a review on Amazon.
I don’t want to bore you with words about the state of affairs in the world right now, but let me just say: Stay at home and read a book. We will get through this.
Take care and have fun,
Rebecca minds her own business – until the day that her desk mate, Gina Mancini, goes missing. Within hours, her body is discovered in a back alley, and security footage indicates that she may have known her killer. Police officers descend upon the firm, questioning everyone for clues, a motive – and a possible suspect.